I am native to California and have always loved the outdoors. It’s always been a dream of mine to hike long distance, especially the John Muir Trail (JMT) in its entirety: Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney. This blog will serve as my way of journaling for the next few months leading up to my trek of the JMT for my 34th birthday. I now live in Denver, Colorado surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains with my partner Alex and our adventure dog Andy (Austrailian Cattle Dog). My other passions include marathon running, knitting, reading, and drinking craft beer with friends. Cheers!